Leviticus 14

Leprosy

The Law of the Leper (for those who can afford it)
(14:1-20)

14:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

14:2 This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought unto the priest:

14:3 And the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper;

(14:2) This shall be the law of the leper.

14:4 Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:

(14:4) A priest finds two clean birds.

14:5 And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water:

14:6 As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water:

He kills one bird and dips the live bird in the dead bird's blood.

(14:5-6) The priest shall command that one of the birds be killed ... and shall dip ... the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed.

14:7 And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field.

(14:7) He sprinkles the remaining blood on the leper seven times, pronounces him clean, and lets the blood-soaked bird fly away.

14:8 And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, and shall tarry abroad out of his tent seven days.

(14:8) The leper must then wash his clothes, shave his hair, wash himself in water, and stay in his tent for seven days.

14:9 But it shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off: and he shall wash his clothes, also he shall wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.

(14:9) On the seventh day, he must shave (again) all the hair on his head, beard, eyebrows, and everywhere else on his body, wash his clothes (again), and wash himself (again) in water.

14:10 And on the eighth day he shall take two he lambs without blemish, and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish, and three tenth deals of fine flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, and one log of oil.

14:11 And the priest that maketh him clean shall present the man that is to be made clean, and those things, before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:

14:12 And the priest shall take one he lamb, and offer him for a trespass offering , and the log of oil, and wave them for a wave offering before the LORD:

(14:10-13) On the eighth day the leper gives a priest two unblemished lambs; one lamb is killed and offered in the holy place as a trespass offering, the other as a wave offering before the Lord.

14:13 And he shall slay the lamb in the place where he shall kill the sin offering and the burnt offering, in the holy place: for as the sin offering is the priest's, so is the trespass offering: it is most holy.

(14:13) He shall slay the lamb ... in the holy place ... it is most holy.

14:14 And the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and the priest shall put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot:

14:15 And the priest shall take some of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand:

The priest will take some of the blood of the trespass offering and wipe it on the leper's right ear, thumb, and big toe.

(14:14) The priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and ... put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.

14:16 And the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before the LORD:

14:17 And of the rest of the oil that is in his hand shall the priest put upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the blood of the trespass offering:

14:18 And the remnant of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall pour upon the head of him that is to be cleansed: and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD.

(14:16-18) Then the priest will sprinkle oil seven times before the Lord, and wipe the rest of the oil on the leper's right ear, thumb, and big toe; and pour the rest of the oil on the leper's head.

14:19 And the priest shall offer the sin offering, and make an atonement for him that is to be cleansed from his uncleanness; and afterward he shall kill the burnt offering:

14:20 And the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the meat offering upon the altar: and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and he shall be clean.

(14:19) The priest shall kill and offer the sin, burnt, and meat offerings upon the altar.
The Law of Leprosy (for those who can't afford the standard law)
(14:21-32)

14:21 And if he be poor, and cannot get so much; then he shall take one lamb for a trespass offering to be waved, to make an atonement for him, and one tenth deal of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering, and a log of oil;

14:22 And two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get; and the one shall be a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering.

(14:21-22) If the leper can't afford two lambs, then he can have the priest kill one lamb and two turtledoves or young pigeons as sin and burnt offerings.

14:23 And he shall bring them on the eighth day for his cleansing unto the priest, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, before the LORD.

14:24 And the priest shall take the lamb of the trespass offering, and the log of oil, and the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD:

(14:23-24) On the eighth day the priest shall take the dead lamb and wave it for a wave offering before the Lord.

14:25 And he shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering, and the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot:

The priest will kill the trespass offering and take somed of its blood and wipe it on the leper's right ear, thumb, and big toe.

(14:25) He shall kill the lamb ... and the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.

14:26 And the priest shall pour of the oil into the palm of his own left hand:

14:27 And the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before the LORD:

(14:26-27) The priest shall then sprinkle the oil seven times before the Lord.

14:28 And the priest shall put of the oil that is in his hand upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the place of the blood of the trespass offering:

14:29 And the rest of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall put upon the head of him that is to be cleansed, to make an atonement for him before the LORD.

(14:28-29) The priest will wipe some of the oil on the leper's right ear, thumb, and big toe, and put the rest of the oil on the leper's head.

14:30 And he shall offer the one of the turtledoves, or of the young pigeons, such as he can get;

14:31 Even such as he is able to get, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, with the meat offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for him that is to be cleansed before the LORD.

(14:30-31) The priest will then kill and offer one of the turtledoves or pigeons as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering.

14:32 This is the law of him in whom is the plague of leprosy, whose hand is not able to get that which pertaineth to his cleansing.

(14:32) This is the law of leprosy for those who can't afford the standard procedure.
House Leprosy
(14:33-53)

14:33 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

14:34 When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession;

(14:33-34) God tells Moses and Aaron that when they arrive in Canaan, God will sometimes put the plague of leprosy in a house.

(14:33) I put the plague of leprosy in a house.

14:35 And he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, It seemeth to me there is as it were a plague in the house:

14:35) When God puts leprosy in a house, the owner of the house must tell the priest "It seems to me that there is a plague in my house."

(14:35) It seemeth to me there is as it were a plague in the house.

14:36 Then the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest go into it to see the plague, that all that is in the house be not made unclean: and afterward the priest shall go in to see the house:

14:37 And he shall look on the plague, and, behold, if the plague be in the walls of the house with hollow strakes, greenish or reddish, which in sight are lower than the wall;

14:38 Then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days:

(14:36-38) The priest will look at the plague on the walls, and if the walls are greenish or reddish, he will shut up the house for seven days.

14:39 And the priest shall come again the seventh day, and shall look: and, behold, if the plague be spread in the walls of the house;

14:40 Then the priest shall command that they take away the stones in which the plague is, and they shall cast them into an unclean place without the city:

14:41 And he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the dust that they scrape off without the city into an unclean place:

14:42 And they shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other morter, and shall plaister the house.

(14:39-42) On the seventh day, the priest will examine the walls of the house, and if the plague has spread, he will command that the stones with plague be removed, the house scraped, dust removed, and other stones installed with morter and plaster.

14:43 And if the plague come again, and break out in the house, after that he hath taken away the stones, and after he hath scraped the house, and after it is plaistered;

14:44 Then the priest shall come and look, and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house; it is unclean.

(14:43-44) If the plague spreads after the house has been shut up for seven days, and the stones have been replaced and the house scraped, then the the priest will diagnose that the house has fretting leprosy.

14:45 And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the morter of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.

(14:45) The priest will destroy the house will fretting leprosy and carry the debris out of the city and dump it at an unclean place.

14:46 Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while that it is shut up shall be unclean until the even.

14:47 And he that lieth in the house shall wash his clothes; and he that eateth in the house shall wash his clothes.

(14:46-47) Anyone that goes into a house with fretting leprosy will be unclean until the evening. And whoever sleeps or eats in the house must wash his clothes.

14:48 And if the priest shall come in, and look upon it, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plaistered: then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

(14:48) After the house with fretting leprosy has been properly cleaned, the priest will declare the house clean because the plague was healed.

14:49 And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:

14:50 And he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water:

14:51 And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:

14:52 And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet:

14:53 But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.

(14:49-53) Once a house has been declared by the priest to be free of fretting leprosy, the following sacrifice must be performed: Get two birds; kill one; dip the living bird in the blood of the dead bird; sprinkle the house seven times with the bird's blood; and let the blood-soaked bird fly away. This will make an atonement to God for the house and it shall be clean.

(14:51-52) He shall kill the one of the birds ... And he shall take ... the living bird, and dip [it] in the blood of the slain bird.

14:54 This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scall,

14:55 And for the leprosy of a garment, and of a house,

14:56 And for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot:

14:57 To teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy.

(14:54-57) This is God's law for all manner of the plague of leprosy -- for leprosy in a garment, house, scab, or bright spot -- to teach when it is clean or unclean.

(14:57) This is the law of leprosy.

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